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Clarence George BLENCOWE

Regimental number6764A
SchoolState School, Moorabbin, Victoria
AddressBrunswick, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinWife, Mrs E E Blencowe, 317 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 11 years in the Victorian Garrison Artillery, latterly as an Instructor of Signalling.
Enlistment date16 February 1917
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name23rd Battalion, 20th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 21 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted in the AIF at Prahran in March 1916. Discharged from the AIF in June 1916 because of his appointmewnt as a CSM on the Instructional Staff. He obtained permission in February 1917 to re-enlist in the AIF, and sailed on the SS "Nestor", 21 November 1917.
FateDied of wounds 1 September 1918
Place of death or woundingSt Quentin, France
Date of death1 September 1918
Age at death39
Age at death from cemetery records39
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row F, Grave No. 27), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John Abraham and Annie Christina BLENCOWE; husband of Ellen E. BLENCOWE, 11 Loyola Avenue, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia. Native of Berwick, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 180 Pte Louis Victor BLENCOWE, 5th Bn, killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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